Thursday, August 29, 2013

Enjoy eating flowers?

If anyone is looking for a way to learn to eat flowers or enjoy herbal tea, then this is the flower for you!

This teeny-tiny flower is packed with a punch you cant forget and can only desire more of! Last year I tried the leaves but thought they were too strong on their own, so I mix them with lemon balm leaves to tone it down a bit.

This year though, the plant has flowered and wow! What an awesome discovery!

Let me know if you want to discover this and any other plants!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

A bisse almost like a via ferrata!

What an exceptional place!
Up above Sion is a bisse - which is an ancient water duct - that will take your breath away!

I still havent walked all the way to the end of it and up to the Sanetsch pass... So I will keep coming back until I do.

There is nothing technical about it. But it is definitely vertiginous! (is that even a word?!)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fresh flowers

Ready to be dried for winter teas, soaps, lotions, cakes and salad decorations. A handfull a day is already quite a bit of work.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cabane Brunet Val de Bagnes

Absolutely a wonderful cabsne to stay in. It is nestled in the valley above Fionnay with superbe views of the Petit Combin. You can actually drive to it and then hike from there. There are lots of gorgeous alpine lakes to visit as well as the rocky top of the Rogneux. A magical place indeed.

And if you are up early enough you can get fresh cow milk from the farmer up there! Mooooooo!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hot summer days

Giant green grasshoppers & sunflowers just seem to add a little extra 'je ne sais quoi' to the view across the valley towards Bruson. The weather is perfect right now for taking the time to stroll around the valleys & mountains to enjoy it all!

You just have to be careful not to step on a cricket or grasshopper! Luckily this one was well off the ground, about 2 meters up in a sunflower. Hah!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Receeding glaciers of the Alps!

Mont Fort glacier at 3000+ meters rapidly disapearing... Really exceptional to see.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cabane Mont Fort Verbier

The cabane mont fort is really worth going to in any season!
The wild flowers are blooming and the views make everyone want to yodel! There are so many ways to walk there that everyone has a chance to get there no matter their fitness level. It is also the only cabane I have been to that lends you a towel to shower with. Pure alpine luxury!

Oh and dont forget to dip your feet in the bisses! Instant brain refreshment!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Drying flowers!

Cannot wait to see what all this turns into. Summer flowers are going wild so I am drying some to use when the colder months arrive.